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The 19-year-old boy who survived Ikoyi building collapsenarrates how he escaped

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A 19-year-old kid who fled the 21-story building collapse in Ikoyi, Lagos state, has described how he escaped before it collapsed.

On the day of the event, which occurred on Monday, November 1, and claimed over 40 lives, a photo of the youngster was circulated on Twitter, with many people still missing in the rubbles.


The young man claimed he was relaxing on the 4th floor when he notice the big structure’s foundation began to shake, prompting him to take action and leap into the adjacent building.

According to him, he just moved from Imo state to Lagos in pursuit of a better life, said he sleeps and bathes in the structure and is paid N3500 per day as a casual laborer.


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